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Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road ready to roll for holiday season

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 12 2019   /  12:23 am
The open road: The new elevated Jakarta-Cikampek II toll road stands ready for use in Bekasi, West Java, on Wednesday. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the road would open for commercial operations in mid-December to welcome Christmas and New Year travelers. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)(Antara/Risky Andrianto)

The open road: The new elevated Jakarta-Cikampek II toll road stands ready for use in Bekasi, West Java, on Wednesday. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the road would open for commercial operations in mid-December to welcome Christmas and New Year travelers. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)The longest elevated toll road in the country, Jakarta-Cikampek II, will serve holiday travelers soon. State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga said the toll road, which began construction in July 2017, would be inaugurated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday. With the toll road opening ahead of schedule, it is expected to share the traffic burden of Christmas and New Year travel.Jasa Marga spent Rp 16.23 trillion (US$ 1.15 billion) on the construction of the 36.4-kilometer toll road. Jasa Marga president director Desi Arryani said the toll road wo...